Hi, I'm new to forums so please be patient. I have severe stabbing pains on the lower left side of my abdomen (feels to me like my ovaries), I have always had slow BM's (every 2-4 days apart), recently sex has become extremely painful (like I'm being stabbed occassionally and afterward I hurt for 2-3 days). I've had a colonoscopy, CT Scan, and Ultrasound all came out fine. My symptoms are not relieved when I have a BM and do not seem to be triggered by food (there is no change when I eat). My pain comes and goes but usually last for several days. I am suppose to have laproscopy next friday and I'm just wondering if this is IBS is sugery a waste of time. My gastro dr when I met with him said he didn't really think it was IBS but then he sent my gyno a letter saying it was. I'm so confused. I tried Zelnorm it made no difference. I feel like it may be a female problem. Any advice?